Knicks, Mario Hezonja agree to one-year deal

Knicks eyeing veteran power forward

Knicks eyeing veteran power forward

NY and the 23-year-old wing agreed to a one-year, $6.5 million contract Sunday, according to a report from ESPN.

The deal is worth $6.5 million.

Hezonja was the fifth pick by the Magic in the 2015 National Basketball Association draft.

The 23-year-old Croatian announced the news on Twitter, along with an old picture of himself in a Knicks sweatshirt.

Hezonja will slot in at the 3 and 4 in NY. A dream come true! Hezonja tweeted Sunday night.

The Knicks reportedly beat out the Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings and Memphis Grizzlies for Hezonja's services, thanks in part to the presence of new head coach David Fizdale. In the past three seasons he had 603 rebounds (average 2.8) and 277 assists (average 1.3). In 75 games, he made 30 starts and shot 44 percent from the field.

The Knicks are signing Mario Hezonja.

Man, free agency is getting wild.

Come 2019, All-Stars such as Kevin Durant, Marc Gasol, Al Horford, Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Love, Klay Thompson, and Kemba Walker will all be eligible to hit the open market.

The signing of Hezonja ensures that Knox won't just be thrust into the starting role and given a sink or swim ultimatum.

The Knicks some of their non-taxpayer mid-level exception ($8.6 million) to sign him.

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